I work in a variety of visual media including sculpture, painting, printmaking, collage, and encaustic. In much of my current work, I am investigating the emotions around desire and memory. Yearning, longing, fantasy, delusion… states of being sometimes outside of our control and emotions embedded deep in our memories. By combining elements in layers and abstracting images, I am attempting to create pictures that provoke the viewer to explore simultaneous contradictions and juxtaposed realities.

Emerge Gallery






BIO: Joan received her BFA from the University of Washington and her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design. She was a 1997 recipient of a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant. She is currently a member of the faculty at the Woodstock School of Art and SUNY Ulster.

Joan has exhibited her work in numerous group shows, both juried and invitational, around the country. She currently lives and works in Saugerties, New York.


Sculptor, printmaker, painter